This year, our six week open enrollment period runs from 11:00am on February 16 through 4:00pm on March 26. All forms received during open enrollment will have the same chance to get a spot in the school. Over enrolled classes will be filled by lottery, which will occur at the school office on April 6. Students whose forms are received after March 26 will be placed in classes or on wait lists on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, NC charter school law prohibits us from giving priority to students on this year's waiting list. We must receive enrollment forms for all students seeking enrollment for the school year. If you wish to read our entire enrollment policy, click here.

Follow the steps below to re-enroll your child. Completed enrollmented forms are due back to the office by March 2.

How To Register:

1. Open the registration form by clicking here:

2011-12 Enrollment Form-PDF

2. You may print the form, complete it, and mail it to the address on the form, bring it directly to the school, or fax it to 488-0526.

3. If you have MS Word 2007 or 2009, you may follow the link below, save the form to your computer, complete it, and email it to

Microsoft Word 2007 Enrollment Form

If you have Word 2003 or earlier, use this link:

Microsoft Word 2003 Enrollment Form

You will not be able to fill out the PDF version of the form on a computer. Follow one ofthe links in step three to get to the Word document designed for online response. The 2007 version should be more user friendly. Please use only the PDF for hardcopy submissions.

If your child's fifth birhtday is after August 31 of her/his kindergarten year, please review the MDCS Early Kindergarten Enrollment policy.

Thank you for your interest in MDCS. Please take some time to visit the classroom pages and see what our students are doing. When you arrive at a classroom page, be sure to click on the teacher's name to learn more about them. A school is only as good as its staff and ours is excellent. The School Overview and the Director's pages have some good background information on our school and charter schools in general. Be sure to check out the Education Outdoors link to see the unique enrichment opportunities we offer our students. Please do not hesitate to call our school office with any questions you may have.

2015-16 School Calendar

How To Find Us:

Don't use your GPS. It will lead you astray.

From the East:

Take Highway 74 to Bryson City Exit 67. At the end of the exit ramp, head right into town. Go to the second stop light and turn left onto Highway 19W. Continue on Highway 19 approximately a half a mile to the Ingle's Super Market. Directly past Ingle's, turn left onto Hughes Branch Road. Follow Hughes Branch Road for eight tenths of a mile and turn right on the asphalt driveway, marked by the Mountain Discovery Charter School sign. (The driveway looks like a private driveway.) Turn right and follow the drive to the top of the hill.

From the West:

Turn left after you take exit 67. Follow the above directions.

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